Scisports is stepping into a league of its own, as the provider of real-time data on football players has been named Sprout Challenger of 2017. The company participated in this year’s edition of the Challenger50 and ended up on top last Thursday. Three finalists got the chance to pitch their ideas during Challengernight at Pakhuis West in Amsterdam. And as a result, Giels Brouwer, founder of Scisports, took over the prestigious award from last year’s winner Hotelchamp.
Going a step further
Brouwer has been working on his system called the Sciskill Index since 2013. The technology is meant to enable the real-time assessment of football players’ qualities. It is achieved due to Scisports’ use of 3D cameras, which register entire football games. Because of this, the company goes a step further than other, comparable systems which also provide football clubs with data on its players.